Students pair up to practice and get feedback on their premise, logline, and elevator pitch.
Explored the successful screenwriter's mindset
Developed a synopsis and treatment
Wrote a query email,
Researched their target companies
Learned about cold-calling
Charted the major career milestones of a screenwriter
Broke down the major elements of an option/sale agreement
Created a look book for their project
And much more...
We learn by doing.
Plotting a strategy for getting his script read and optioned.
Geof and Dan confer on the outcome of an exercise, and how to use those learnings to optimize the next one.
Player cards help students explore the relationship between the players in the industry: producers, prodcos, studios and networks, managers and agents to name just a few.
The last day. They're celebrating their practice meetings, where they experienced the pitfalls, butterflies and opportunities of a real meet-and-greet.
Sharing a synopsis with the group.